Allies, Colleagues, friends, Chicas Poderosas,
On November 19, 2019 we were notified by members of Chicas Poderosas of aggressive, violent and harassing behavior against women journalists and media professionals by Martín Rodríguez Pellecer, ex-Director of Nomad, Guatemala.
This behavior is highlighted and described extensively in the article “Martín Rodríguez Pellecer: “ally “and stalker”, published by Catalina Ruiz Navarro on December 4, 2019.
The testimonies of the communicators sadden us deeply and emphasize their courage, determination and temper.
Chicas Poderosas is a community of journalists, communicators of media professionals, designers and innovators whose INNEGOTIABLE principles are respect for the integrity of people, non-violence and the fundamental rejection of sexual harassment.
Any professional and personal relationship between Chicas Poderosas and Martín Rodríguez Pellecer, ex-Director of Nomad, Guatemala is terminated IMMEDIATELY.
The apologies do not erase the pain, suffering and violence that journalists and communicators experienced, however we consider it important to say that we are very sorry for everything that happened, with all our heart.
Our commitment is to support each and every one of the women attacked and harassed by Rodríguez Pellecer and all the other women who fight sexist and violent violence based on gender in our region and in the world.
The members of Chicas Poderosas, the leadership team, the board of directors and our allies, accompany and endorse the commitment we have with each of the women who have experienced violence. Woman, we believe you, we are listening to you.
Chicas Poderosas has had a code of conduct since 2018 in which we commit ourselves to zero tolerance of any form of gender violence or harassment.
If you have questions, doubts or if you need to contact us regarding the content of this communication, write to firstname.lastname@example.org. We are at your service.